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Assam: Section 144 clamped in Barak Valley’s Cachar ahead of polls

CACHAR: The district administration of Cachar in Assam’s Barak Valley has decided to enforce prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC in view of the ensuing polls. The district will head to the booths on April 1, the second phase of polling.

There are altogether 7 constituencies in Cachar: Silchar, Sonai, Dholai, Udharbandh, Lakhipur, Borkhola and Katigorah.
“It’s worth mentioning here that miscreants might indulge in illegal activities like extortion of money, the kidnapping of persons, etc in the district for which such miscreants may use vehicles, the windows of which are covered by various means so as to enable them to escape detection or identification while in process of the commission of such illegal activities,” stated an official release, adding that unless the movements of such miscreants are curbed down, there is a likelihood of danger to human life and safety and breach of public tranquility.

 

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Issuing an order to this effect on Friday District  Magistrate Cachar Keerthi Jalli IAS stated that no owners, drivers of the private vehicle shall use any means, whether by putting tinted glasses, tinted transparent sheets, painting, curtains, etc on the rear or two sides of the windows of vehicles by which the views inside the vehicles are blocked, completely or partially from outside or by which the visibility of the inside of the vehicles is considerably reduced. Any such means if put already shall be removed from such vehicle forthwith.
This order shall come into force immediately and shall apply to whole district of Cachar and shall remain in force until altered or decided. The order shall be however not applicable to the Government vehicles, displaying designation plates of senior Government officials.
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